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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Jun 27, 2011 7:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Bear tracks!

Almost forgot about this little treasure from TDIH in 1969. Quite a unique performance, this is countrified Grateful Dead. Though the execution of some of these numbers is less than perfect, Garcia still learning the new instrument, it's quite evident that the band was really enjoying themselves on this night in Santa Rosa.

Ole Slew Foot is a gem of a tune, what a shame it didn't stick. Weir really shines during the first part of this show, with several lovely performances including a short but sweet Mama Tried and he handles the vocals on real nice rendition of Dire Wolf. Also check the neat jammed out Casey Jones.

This show seems the garner more attention for the country numbers, but the Dark Star is dynamite and includes several rather interesting passages. The Eleven gets off to a nice smokey start but unfortunately gets shut down by what souunds like some sort of equipment issue.

This is a fine example of what makes the Grateful Dead's music of 1969 so fascinating, warts and all...

6/27/69 - Veteran's Auditorium

Slewfoot, Mama Tried-> High Time, Dupree's Diamond Blues, Me & My Uncle, Jam-> Casey Jones, Dire Wolf, Sitting On Top Of The World-> Big Boss Man, Dark Star-> Saint Stephen-> The Eleven-> Green Green Grass Of Home, It's All Over Now Baby Blue

http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-06-27.sbd.samaritano.20547.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Jun 28, 2011 4:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bear tracks!

Love this show. The Dire Wolf is now a bonus track on Workingman's. Very unique to hear Bob singing and Jerry pedaling. I really like the Casey Jones. Still crawling out of the primordial soup, it doesn't have that signature lead yet. I swear the opening sounds like more like the Motown sound not the Workingman's sound.

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Jun 27, 2011 11:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bear tracks!

Definitely agree about this one Cliff. The Dark Star has some brief and unique diversions into The Other One and Lovelight themes, and is beautifully jammed version overall. And the Dire Wolf with Jerry's gorgeous pedal steel is possibly my favorite ever...not one to pass by.

This post was modified by clementinescaboose on 2011-06-28 06:09:30

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Poster: WillCo Date: Jun 28, 2011 4:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bear tracks!

A discovery for me. Thank you. Love what I've heard so far, especially the chooglin' Casey Jones, which reminds me of Creedence. Perfect for a summer day.

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